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right now a contentious meeting is underway at oakland city hall and a man at the center of the debate, a high profile law man the city wants to hire to help fight crime. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. cop in los angeles and new now they are deciding whether they should hire him as a police consultant. alan wang is now live. he is certainly continue controversial.
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>> yes, the council addressing this an hour ago. but they had 150 speakers and they are prepared to go until 2:00 a.m. the council will be voting on whether or not to hire an over all -- an over all police consulting team that includes william bratten. about 20 police officers were called in to deal with a large group of people who do not want the city to hire high-profile police consultant. his zero tolerance police strategies have been controversial in other cities where he has worked. they say it gives officers too much discretion and leads to racial profiling and harassment. one man said his recent experience is typical. >> a police officer told me why am i sitting on my neighbor's stairs? i said because this is my neighbor's stairs. >> they left leaving a contingent of 10 local pastors to appeal to the hiring of bratton. >> i support the chief.
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>> he brought crime down in l.a. and he helped to get minority people, woulding and the complaint levels wept down in the city and it was the change for the good and for the better. >> keep in mind william bratten is part of a crime-fighting consulting team that includes a strategy of community collaboration and a goal to reduce crime by 10%. the council will be voting to hire that primary consulting team that includes brat 10 and can also leave him out. whoa are keeping our eye on it. reporting live at city hall in oakland, alan wang, abc7 news. >> and again that debate can go until 2:00 a.m. five men are now in custody after the shooting of an under cover officer. two are suspected it gang members. officers recovered several guns as well. the veteran plain clothed officer continues to recover after being shot in the arm. it happened while the officer was working on a stakeout.
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the stakeout was part of the investigation into the shooting on sunday that left a man fighting for his life. we have new tee tails about a man suspected it of a laser attack on our sky 7hd helicopter while we were covering the shooting last night. police have arrested this man, 40-year-old gregory riley. they say he aimed the laser at our chopper in east oak ped la. in east oakland. even the low power lasers can blind pilots. he faces a fine up to $11,000 and five years in prison. he is being held on $10,000 bail of the he is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow. and we are following breaking news right now. the highway patrol is in pursuit of an suv. just moments ago officers followed a black suv across the bay bridge from oakland into san francisco. right now the chase is winding its way through the city. it has hit market street, south of market. this chase has been going the wrong way. the chp has not said what started all of this. we will of course continue to
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follow this breaking news and have any updates as soon as they become available. ?oi well, some rain is come -- well, some rain is coming our way and sandhya patel is tracking it for you on live doppler 7hd. what is the latest? >> the rain is up along the northern california coastline. it hasn't actually etch rued the ground yet. let's check out live doppler 7hd and this is the first signs of moisture. approaching the northern california coast. we are going to be seeing major changes. right now as we look at our live doppler 7hd there is moisture in the clouds and none is reaching the ground. it is evaporating before it hits the ground. very dry air mass here. temperatures in the 40s and 50s. certainly milder than where we were 24 hours ago. when you head out the door you don't have to worry about freezing tomorrow morning. but make sure you have your umbrellas with you. i will be back to tell you when the system will arrive tomorrow. a detailed look at the timing in a fie minutes. >> sandhya, thanks. thank you at 11:00, we learned the name of the man shot to death at a bart station in san leandro.
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detectives believe the 50-year-old may have been caught at the station. a teenage girl survived being shot. police arrested one person so far. police believe a drive by shooting left four boys wounded and might have been triggered by the shoes one of them is wearing. they told investigators that a passenger in the car asked about the nike cortez sneakers before last night's shooting. our media partner, the contra costa times said the person said something about the shoes being popular with gang members. police don't think the victims have any gang ties. the four victims range in age from 13 to 16 years old. we are hearing from a young man being called a hero. 23-year-old trevor kasimov ran out his backdoor to save five people from this apartment fire. he describes catching two children and their mother from a second story window. >> he drops a boy first and then a girl maybe two years
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apart. as soon as i look up she is already climbing out the window to jump herself. >> after helping the mom and her kids, trevor helped two other residents climb to safety. he grabbed a ladder to do that. the fire caused a million dollars in damage, but no one was seriously hurt in large measure because of what trevor did. they are trying to determine the cause. meantime cal fire will look at a massive is -- a massive fire and it spread from a controlled burn near a vineyard. new video shows the flames winding up the mountain side. the fire spread to about 300 acres before firefighters started to get the upper hand on it this evening. firefighters will continue their work throughout the night and again they hope to have it contained tomorrow morning. >> if you ever heard the sound of a leaf blower, you may understand why they are considering a ban on the machines. it is not just noise pollution that the city is concerned about. thomas roman has this story.
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that's the noise that is driving many san mateo city residents to support a ban on leaf blowers. >> it is a waste of energy and gasoline and the smell of the engine really is what bothers me. >> favoring a ban? >> i would. >> definitely not. if they had a solution for leafs, but no, not a ban. >> this device has convinced the city council to experience for themselves the noise the leaf blowers make and the problems they cause. they reviewed how loud they get and their effectiveness in a demonstration at a local park. >> i am leaning toward a full blain on leaf blowers. >> he says the issue began as one of noise and then questions arose regarding the health affects on workers as well as anyone within range of the blowers. that's what botherses this council -- bothers the councilmember. >> breathing in. what is being blown in whether it is fungus or bacteria.
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>> landscaping companies are worried about the affect on their business. that's why jack matthews opposes it. he says the financial impact has to be considered. >> it has been calculated two to three times as much time will be required to do the equivalent amount of work. >> the city will have staff study the affect of the total ban on the blowers and meet again on the issue in march. abc7 news. atlanta city hall is awash in red and gold. they spruced up the building thanks to the big win in atlanta last sunday. scott steel posted this photo on our facebook page. thanks, scott. and a few hours ago reid tweeted this photo saying city hall is gold tonight. reid plans to send a few georgia peaches to san francisco. mayor ed lee, that was part of the wager and it is paying off. a lucky few 49er fans
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received the call they had been hoping for. >> i said oh my god that has to be the 49ers. >> it was. they got tickets to the super bowl. what people are paying for this priceless experience. >> and a new report uncovers food fraud. some of the foods that you eat may actually not be what is listed on the label. a look at the surprising substitute coming up. >> and what is apple up to now? the biggest buzz about the iphone 6. >> and here is what is coming up on "jimmy kimmle live" after this newscast. >> thanks. tonight lyanne rhymes is here and we will race around the block. they are calling it the showdown in tinseltown. >> nobody is calling it that. >> i'm calling it that. >> you shouldn't. >> "jimmy
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trying to beg, barrow and steal their way to the
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superbowl new orleans. it is a trip that will cost you thousands of dollars anyway you do it. abc7 news reporter john alston is live with the story. john? >> city hall is decked out in team colors. they had fewer than 13,000 super bowl tickets. and after a lottery an undisclosed number went to season ticket holders. with the nfc championship game out of the way, the upcoming super bowl has become a tale of two talmadges. joe senior, a season ticket holder for 37 years lucked out today and got the e-mail he was hoping for, a chance to buy two super bowl tickets at face value, $950 a pop. >> but the flights arrangements have been made. the whole thing probably per person will cost about $5,000. >> his son, joe junior, did not get picked by the 49ers in the lottery. >> they do their best. i think the more. but just my having the opportunity to go, the team going to the super bowl, if
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you are lucky enough to get selected, then that's a plus. >> for fans who didn't get picked in the lottery, on-line tickets are running from $2,000 to more than $6,000 apiece. an entire stadium suite is listed at $140,000. >> what were your thoughts when you saw the numbers? >> i don't think they want my kidneys anymore. >> and then there is the last-minute hotel room and flight to new orleans. a quick search found air fare and a four-night stay costing $2,000 a person. justin paulson has been a season take cet holder for years. >> i would have gone in a heartbeat if selected, 2,000, 3,000, 8,000, can't afford that. >> it is a far cry from 1981 when joe talmadge senior watched them at the time in the super bowl. >> at that time the ticket was $40. this time it was $950. but it doesn't matter if it is $10,000 i'm going to the super bowl. >> $40, how is that?
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he says he is taking family members and trying to get cheap tickets for his son who plans to go anyway. the 49ers try to make the lottery fair and know they are disappointed when they can't get to the super bowl. southwest has added flights to new orleans and delta is letting them use frequent flier miles to bid in an on-line auction to the game. abc7 news. >> john, thanks a lot. many of you have been sharing your 49er pride with us. take a look at this photo sent to us of a group of folks basking in the glory of the niners. these sisters, look how cute they are. they are so excited for super bowl sunday. you can send us your fan photos at you report at we would love to get some of them on the air. and one more note. abc7 news will be following the 49ers to new orleans for the game. larry beil and mike shumann will head up our team in new
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orleans. live reports begin next week. >> the notre dame line backer is giving his first interview about on-line girlfriend hoax on the katie show on abc7. we will have the first exclusive sound tomorrow on abc7 news at 6:30 and then on "good morning america." we will hear from man tie day yow -- manti te'o. we -- it will air this thursday at 3:00. a new report is warning about food fraud. it is when companies miss label their products on purpose to save you money. the nonprofit scientific research group says it is on the rise 60%. here are some of the more popular food frauds. pomegranate juice, olive oil diluted with cheaper oils, bags of tea using fillers like lawn grass or fern leaves, and tuna fish that is banned. the problem is worse than most people realize.
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>> 10% of the food you buy is probably uh dull traited. >> researchers say many food deals are simply too good to be true. if you see a $5 bottle of olive oil you may want to check for a harvesting date. they require accurate food labels, but it can take time before the items are pulled from the store shelves. the complete report comes out tomorrow. >> the big buzz about the apple iphone 6 is that it will include fingerprinting detection. apple analysts say the company is preparing to install a hardware fingerprint sensor adding fuel to the rumor apple recently acquired a company that provides fingerprint sensor technology to companies. apple followers say we can expect an iphone 6 announcement by june. >> let's get another check on our changing forecast. >> and we have rain coming. sandhya patel is tracking it on live doppler 7hd. >> it is a reality check
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time. we are going to be seeing more winter-like weather than we have seen in days past. here is a look right now, and don't be panicked. none is reaching the ground. we have a lot of clouds here and some moisture getting picked up. the air is so dry that it is vab operating before -- it is evaporating before it hits the ground. the rain is not here yet. in case you are wondering how many rainy days we have had so far, san francisco .38 so far in january. we average about 4.5 inches. if you look at the days we have had four days of rain. we could use the moisture and it is coming as early as tomorrow. cloudy tonight. milder morning. rain arrives tomorrow and we are looking at showers for your thursday. here is a look at the satellite and radar. we do have a stream of subtropical moisture. now the computer models are starting to bump up the amount of rain we will receive over the next couple days. so let's start out first with this system that is going to produce it. it will develop tomorrow as this system approaches.
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now i want to show you a computer animation. many are heading out the door for the morning commute. and as many of you continue to head out and take your kids to school it should be just fine. by noontime the rainfall pretty much widespread across the entire area, light to moderate for the most part. 5:00 p.m. and we will see sloppy conditions for the evening commute. it will take awhile before this moisture gets going. but right now it looks like earlier timing of this system meaning early afternoon. 5:00 a.m. thursday, you are still going to need the umbrellas and 9:00 a.m. some of the showers are lifting to the north and then pretty much winding down by late afternoon-evening by thursday. here is a look at the rainfall projections. you are looking at a quarter to three quarters of an inch in most areas. this is through thursday at 7:00 p.m. not a major storm, but enough to dampen the ground and for you to need the umbrellas. the cloud cover overhead will hold the temperatures up. as a matter of fact the
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temperatures are 3 to 10 degrees milder than where you were. most of you in the 40s and not going to freeze. 39 in fairfield. make sure your little ones have your raincoats. by tomorrow afternoon we are talking about rainfall, and you will need the umbrellas. temperatures cooler across the region. low 50s around clear lake to the low 60s to the peninsula and into the south bay. around the monterey bay, scattered showers, low to mid60s. you will get the rain last. mild conditions expected there. a look at the accu-weather seven-day forecast, a spare the air day. it is the eighth of the season. we are looking at a cooling trend. showers thursday and cool right through the weekend and then the next possibility of rain saturday late afternoon into sunday morning with a dry , milder condition returning by monday and t
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we are only two games into the nhl season. apparently the lockout did not slow them down. inked money to be -- in edmonton, oh the weather outside is frightful. 9 dries in edmonton.
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9 degrees in edmonton. a minute later and he makes it 2-0 sharks. welcome to his nightmare. no look for marlow. his third goal of the season. and this would be number four. tbr passing to set up -- great passing to set up marlow here. it is a feeding frenzy. still in the first and on the rebound and the sharks are 5 and the oilers are dazed and confused. slap it. the sharks with a team record six first period goals. they win it sick-3 and are -- they win it 6-3 as they head into their final. a decade after losing super bowl 37 he thinks bill callahan sabotaged the raiders, tanked them to let john gruden win. gruden destroyed the silver and black. he says callahan changed the game plan two days before the contest that actually caused robins to go awol. callahan said the claims are
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ridiculous and de defamatory. >> after the game were the guys talking talking about sabotage? absolutely. we knew how much he loved gruden and hated the raiders. we know how much he walked off the field. we knew there was no love between him and the raider organization. jay he couldn't be so much -- >> he couldn't be so much further from the truth right now. i call him a bold faced liar. >> thank you, romo. >> i'm sure jim harbaugh will not sabotage the 49ers so he can help his brother win the super bowl. he talked about watching his dad coach years ago, and if he dreamed about coaching in the super bowl himself. >> no, i don't think i had that dream, but i will share this with you. just the way colin kaepernick runs, the gracefulness of his stride, the ground that he covers, it remind me of me when i run, and then i wake
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up. >> that was a dream. this was the nightmare for serena williams. not happy at all in the third set of her quarter final match against 19-year-old fellow american slown -- sle -- sloan stevens. stevens idolized the williams sisters so this was sweet. she moves on to the semifinals and the look on her face was absolutely priceless. what a moment. abc7 sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> tough to win with a broken racket. >> ugly. the niners' colin kaepernick is known for his arm and his body art. >> and now some fans have a way to pay homage without way to pay homage without making a permanentook perfect o you, catherine!
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